The Green School has clean, healthy, protective and green surroundings. It also promotes both the physical and the psycho-social health of learners and others in school; ensures a healthy (provision of health services such as nutritional supplementation and counseling) and hygienic (safe drinking water, neat and clean classrooms, playground and parks, etc.) and safe learning environment, with healthy practices (e.g. a school free of drugs, corporal punishment and harassment); and brings children closer to nature as far as possible and involves them in taking care of it.
It is inclusive as it: has infrastructure suited to the requirement of all children including those with special needs, to facilitate their learning; encourages respect for each others rights, dignity and fosters equality; does not exclude, discriminate, or stereotype on the basis of differences in caste, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion and abilities; and respects and responds to diversity by meeting the differing circumstances and needs of children (e.g. based on gender, social background, ethnicity and ability level).
It is effective for learning as it: promotes developmentally appropriate teaching and learning processes and encourages cooperative and democratic learning; and provides appropriate environment and opportunities (content, materials and resources) to the students.
It helps to involve all stakeholders as it: fosters symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship between the school and the stakeholders (children, families, School Management Committees (SMCs) and the community at large) by seeking their active involvement and ensuring their participation in different activities inside and outside the school.